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Health Speak podcast chats with Primary Health Tasmania CEO Phil Edmondson

Have you been listening to the Health Speak podcast? It’s the fastest (and funniest) way to learn which health professionals you really need in your life. In the latest episode, podcast host Penny Terry sits down with Primary Health Tasmania’s CEO Phil Edmondson to find out more about how health services are paid for, and…

New tender: Mental health training for residential aged care facility staff *NOW CLOSED*

Primary Health Tasmania has issued a request for proposal for a suitably qualified organisation to develop mental health training for local residential aged care staff. Prospective applicants are encouraged to register for our eTender portal – where all Primary Health Tasmania’s tenders are managed – to find out more. They may also wish to view…

Celebrating wungana makuminya

Twenty-six Tasmanians have earned qualifications through a statewide training program supported by Primary Health Tasmania, and aimed at building the capacity of the local drug and alcohol treatment sector to provide safe and appropriate care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Drug Education Network (DEN) collaborated closely with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre to…

19 September General Practice Matters available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here In this issue: Thunderstorm asthma advice PIP QI practice readiness and practice data reports available Medical Director Health Education and Research Tool Allergan Biocell implant advice Measles vaccine program Mental Health Act review New childhood immunisation data New hepatitis support staff New diabetes screening initiative…

5 September General Practice Matters available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here In this issue: Human parechovirus information Hepatits C education Latest Tasmanian flu statistics Mental health support in aged care facilities Allied health referral changes for DVA patients Termination of pregnancy pathways Cardiology and general practice update Support for culturally inclusive service delivery ACRRM curriculum update…

Depression and anxiety in older adults

Professor Brian Draper (School of Psychiatry, University of NSW) presented at a series of forums for health service providers in northern Tasmania in August 2019. You can watch a recording of the Launceston presentation – Depression and anxiety in older adults – here. You can also download an article published in the July 2019 issue…